ADAMS CO, WA - A former Othello elementary school teacher has been sentenced after pleading guilty to first degree child molestation.
48-year-old Lisa Davis was sentenced to 12 months in jail, including a comprehensive Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative known as SOSA.
The judge agreed to suspend all but 12 months in the 51 month to life sentence prosecutors recommended if Davis qualified for SOSA. Davis will also have to register as a sex offender when out of jail.
The former Scootney Springs Elementary teacher pled guilty to the first degree child molestation after prosecutors and her defense attorney struck a deal.
A reporter at our sister station in Spokane says Lisa Davis addressed the court saying, "I have spent my entire life helping others. It's a crushing feeling to know I have failed." She also stated to the court, "I take full responsibility for my actions. I am very sorry."
No o victim's statements were read during the sentencing Monday and no family members of the victim's side were even in court.